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Creative intern – IGNITE programme

Creative intern – IGNITE programme

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 17/04/2024
Application RestrictionsBlack, Asian and Ethnically Diverse | Disabled | Lower Socio-Economic Status | Undergoing gender reassignment

Closing date for applications: 17th April at 11.59pm

Salary: London Living Wage

Duration: 15 weeks

Working hours: 9.00am - 5.30pm

Start date: May 2024

Location: Hybrid with 2 days per week in the London office


Are you looking to begin a creative career? Want to gain an insight into how a global advertising agency operates? Don't miss this exciting opportunity to join McCann Health as an IGNITE intern...

McCann Health is one of the largest and most awarded health networks in Europe. Through combining the power of science, creative and strategy they strive to integrate advertising, design, relationship and digital marketing, shopper experience and production to deliver best-in-class strategic and creative services to some of the world’s top as well as emerging health and wellness brands.

The team at McCann Health are excited to be running the IGNITE programme again, a 15-week long paid internship that supports people looking to begin creative careers, regardless of background or experience.

You can find out more about this role by catching up on our recorded ‘Learn More’ session with McCann Health staff via YouTube.


What you will learn 

  • An introduction to how a global advertising agency operates
  • World-class mentoring from award-winning Creatives
  • An introduction to the Creative, Design and Studio teams
  • How to dream up and execute campaigns
  • Experience of responding to a live client brief
  • How to create a pitch deck, client presentation or pipeline
  • How to develop an idea/prototype and tell a story of a brand or non-profit
  • How to adopt a fresh approach to problem-solving
  • Support a McCann Global Health brief where you will team up with global colleagues


What we're looking for

  • A genuine interest in communications and the creative industry
  • A passion for creative discipline
  • A natural conceptual thinker with loads of ideas
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong attention to detail
  • You must have the right to work in the UK


To apply

  • Log in to your Creative Access account or register today to apply for this opportunity
  • Upload your CV and cover letter (including questions outlined below) as one document
  • Applications without a tailored cover letter will not be accepted
  • Once submitted, you can no longer amend your application, so proof-read carefully
  • Do not contact the company directly
  • Please email any queries about this role to Creative Access at this address:


Please answer the following questions as part of your application:

  • What's your superhero name, costume, superpowers & weakness? Or are you a villain?
  • You’ve been given an elephant, you can’t give it away or sell it, what would you do with it?
  • What will you bring to the IGNITE internship that others won't?


This opportunity is only open to individuals from a group that is under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, disabled people, those undergoing gender reassignment / transitioning and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

The successful candidate for this opportunity will also participate in a Creative Access support programme that sits alongside workplace training. This includes a programme of induction training, monthly masterclasses, wellbeing support, buddying / mentoring and more.

Level of experience

  • Entry